Lesson 5: Moonstone Symbolism


With a silvery light that seems to come from within, moonstone has many associations with the Moon. That connection isn’t surprising. However, this beautiful gem also has a long history of use as a talisman for fertility, love, protection, and sleep. While you certainly need no excuses to buy this stone, learn more about moonstone symbolism and its varied mystical associations.

Eastern Moonstone Symbolism

In Eastern cultures, “lighted” gems, such as moonstone, indicated good luck. The ever-changing, white reflections on its surface, which gemologists call adularescence, seemed to suggest a powerful, good spirit dwelled within.

In India, the moonstone was considered very sacred. Merchants couldn’t display this gem for sale unless it rested on a yellow cloth. Yellow was a most sacred color.

Moonstones and Meditation

Mystics the world over used moonstone for meditation purposes. The moving inner light made a good focus for meditation. Some believed the stone …

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